I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33Bible Offline
I have taken this photo from the last full moon. Through this image, we see dark surroundings, with a bit of street lights and maybe headlights from cars passing by. But in the midst of this darkness the moon radiates it brightness. It looks like a straight path, a path that no matter how dark it is, it gives light and direction. It gives a sense of hope and peace.
God’s presence in the midst of chaos, just like the moon that shines at night. His light shines in the midst of darkness, such as pain and suffering, chaos and disappointments. It is just up to us, as Christians, to look up to Him to find peace and hope in a fallen world.
Many of us are worried about the pandemic, about the election, who’s going to be the next leader. It is fast approaching, our lives are in panic mode. We watch social media and all we see are worst stories. Making us worry about things we should not. They cause us to grief, doubt, stress and even sickness. Our instinct is often to react quickly and do things we should not be doing.
We need to pause and ask God for further instructions. We need to be still and listen to what God wants us to do in the midst of a storm than to frantically seek our own solution. I can tell you that I for the most part worry. There have been times I’ve become nervous about the worlds situation. But that’s not how our Lord wants us to react. Apostle Paul tells us plainly to “be anxious for nothing” and to pray to the Lord, who offers peace(Phil. 4:6-7) We have an awesome Father who hears our every prayer, and gives us peace in the midst of crisis.
We don’t always pray fervently, do we? Take a moment to reflect on our doubts, fears, sorrows, pain and even our unrighteousness and earnestly present them to God. Your concerns matter to your heavenly Father, and He will listen. Passionate prayers are motivated by a burdened heart and a strong sense of personal helplessness. Trust in the Lord with all of our hearts, and lean not into our own understanding, in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make our paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6)